Skip to main content
'''George Bernard Shaw''' (26 July 18562 November 1950) was an Irish people|Irish playwright and a co-founder of the London School of Economics. Although his first profitable writing was music journalism|music and literary criticism, in which capacity he wrote many highly articulate pieces of journalism, his main talent was for drama, and he wrote more than 60 plays. He was also an essayist, novelist and short story writer. Nearly all his writings address prevailing social problems with a vein of comedy which makes their stark themes more palatable. Issues which engaged Shaw's attention included education, marriage, religion, government, health care, and class privilege. He was most angered by what he perceived as the exploitation of the working class. An ardent Socialism|socialist, Shaw wrote many brochures and speeches for the Fabian Society. He became an accomplished orator in the...
Birth date{{Birth date|1856|7|26|df=yes}}
Birth placeDublin, Ireland
Death date{{Death date and age|1950|11|2|1856|7|26|df=yes}}
Death placeAyot St Lawrence, Hertfordshire, England
OccupationPlaywright, critic, political activist
NationalityIreland|Irish
GenreSatire, black comedy
MovementIbsenism, Naturalism (literature)|naturalism
Alma materWesley College, Dublin
Awards{{awd|Nobel Prize in Literature|1925}}
Share
Favorite

41
RESULTS

audio 32
texts 9
COLLECTION
TOPIC
comedy 15
librivox 15
plays 13
George Bernard Shaw 10
drama 10
shaw 10
history 9
play 9
Robert Shaw 6
audio 6
prefaces 6
readings 6
Bernard Shaw 5
audiobook 5
literature 5
audiobooks 4
marriage 3
radio 3
satire 3
Caesar 2
Cleopatra 2
essays 2
george bernard shaw 2
monarchy 2
Albert Marre 1
Alfred Ryder 1
Badell 1
Bernard 1
Brassbound 1
Brenda Forbes 1
Brian Miller 1
Broadway 1
Cecil Parker 1
Censorship -- Great Britain 1
Claire Bloom 1
Drama 1
English 1
Fabian Society 1
George 1
Great Britain 1
History 1
Hoorspel 1
Ian Keith 1
Ian McDiarmid 1
James Callis 1
James Laurenson 1
John Cullum 1
Judith Anderson 1
Katharine Cornell 1
Kent Smith 1
LibriVox 1
Malcolm Keane 1
Martin Jarvis 1
Max Adrian 1
Michael Grandage 1
Nigel Stock 1
OTR 1
Peter Barksworth 1
Prunella Scales 1
Ra 1
Scandinavian literature 1
Shaw 1
Sibhan McKenna 1
Social Democracy 1
Socialism 1
Sybil Thorndyke 1
TB 1
Theater -- Censorship 1
Theatre Guild 1
Tony Britton 1
Tony Church 1
VARA 1
Victoria Hamilton 1
Wesley Addy 1
Willem van Capellen 1
accent 1
audio book 1
bard 1
bernard 1
bohemia 1
boxing 1
cleopatra 1
consumption 1
criticism 1
doctors 1
ellen terry 1
essay 1
farce 1
fiction 1
fine arts 1
ibsen 1
linguistics, language 1
literary criticism 1
lyceum 1
macbeth 1
military 1
modern drama 1
music 1
my fair lady 1
news 1
philosophy 1
pygmalion 1
religeon 1
reviews 1
salvation army 1
saturday review 1
shakespeare 1
sir henry irving 1
social hypocrisy 1
socialism 1
theater 1
theatre 1
tuberculosis 1
widowers houses 1
william 1
william shakespeare 1
CREATOR
SHOW DETAILS